30 Years of Preventing Child Abuse

Each year we commemorate April as Child Abuse Prevention Month with our Annual Putting Kids First Awards Luncheon. This year's event was another packed house and heartwarming reminder of the work that continues to be done in our...

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Barbara Besana Announces Her Retirement

After five years of leading the KidsFirst team of professionals, sponsors and volunteers and galvanizing community support for the programs and services provided to Placer County families, KidsFirst Executive Director Barbara Besana has announced her much-deserved retirement. During her tenure,...

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Upcoming Parenting Classes

Forever Fathers - There's still time to join this free 8-Week Course for dads and caretakers to talk about the challenges that men face - anger, stress, depression, relationship problems and parenting. The Incredible Years - This free 12-week class...

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Home Visiting Initiative

Placer County Health and Human Services was recently awarded a grant to implement a new initiative to support impoverished families. In collaboration with First 5 Placer, KidsFirst will be providing the service to these local families. Home visiting is...

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Local Youth Volunteer as Mentors for LEAP Jr.

Just ask any of the kids in our LEAP and LEAP Jr. programs what they enjoy the most about the program. They will undoubtedly mention the guidance, companionship and humor of our teen volunteers. Dedicated local youth that belong...

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Program Highlight – Forever Fathers

Listen up, Dads (and the women who love them)! Our next Forever Fathers is set to begin April 3. For 8 weeks, you will enjoy the comfort, support and camaraderie of other male caregivers. Whatever your circumstances -...

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Spring Parenting Classes Schedule Released

Whether parenting an infant or teenager, alone or with a partner, we are have a program to set you up for success. Call (916)774-6802 to register or for more information.

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30 Years of Preventing Child Abuse

Each year we commemorate April as Child Abuse Prevention Month with our Annual Putting Kids First Awards Luncheon. This year's event will serve two purposes: to honor community leaders making a difference in the lives of children AND celebrate...

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Adopt-A-Family

Many families in Placer County could use a helping hand around the holidays. KidsFirst's Adopt-A-Family program helps to reduce tension and stress caused by the additional expenses and demands that occur during the holiday season. The program connects community...

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Breen Elementary School Bake Sale

Fifth-grade students at Breen Elementary School hosted a Bake Sale on October 21st and raised over $250 for KidsFirst! The students came up with the idea to give back to the community with the funds they raised. Jack Ancona (pictured...

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